Robert Pattinson Beds Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and More in Bel Ami Trailer

Exciting news, world. Robert Pattinson has advanced from respectfully romancing teen virgins onscreen to defiling wealthy, middle-aged wives (played by Oscar-nominated actresses, no less) in pursuit of upward mobility. Or wealth. Or maybe just acceptance as a serious actor. (Look at him in a period piece with Kristen Scott Thomas!) Either way, jump ahead to see our little Edward Cullen mature into a scheming, sexing cad in the trailer for Bel Ami.

<a href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&amp;vid=fae1b3ae-bc50-4947-a29a-011836e782ad&amp;from=&amp;src=FLPl:embed::uuids" target="_blank" title="Bel Ami trailer (MSN Exclusive)" rel="nofollow">Video: Bel Ami trailer (MSN Exclusive)</a>

If the plot formula above feels familiar, that's because it is. Two years ago, Rupert Friend starred in a forgettable adaptation of a French novel called Chéri, in which he also played a young man who beds an aging Oscar-nominated actress (Michelle Pfeiffer) with a cringe-inducing accent in turn-of-the-century Paris. Chéri bombed with critics and at the box office, where it collected less than $10 million worldwide. Hopefully, Pattinson will be able to rouse more interest in his movie May-December romance(s).

Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci co-star in Bel Ami, which was adapted from Guy de Maupassant's 1985 novel by directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.

Bel Ami does not yet have a U.S. release date.

VERDICT: Having a hard time accepting the world's most respectful vampire beau as a manipulative man-whore in Paris.

[MSN via ComingSoon.net]



Comments

  • Shane says:

    Something something Slavic gay porn!

  • Page says:

    Verdict:

    2012's going to be incredible for Pattinson. Bel Ami might not be the film to do it, but who knows? My money's on Cosmopolis.

    Word is, it's hardcore great.

  • Julia says:

    I guess a rich overpaid actor has to start somewhere? Why not bedding these great actors. Life must be sheer hell for him!

  • maqui says:

    I think that the release in the US won't really do that well.
    In America it seems like the adults see him as a teen fad and won't take him as a serious actor.

    • emma says:

      I disagree Maqui. I think if it's in limited release, it will do the same or better than most period pieces set in this time do. If it gets a wide release, likewise. However, if people expect it to do Twilight numbers then that would be the mistake. Bel Ami has a stellar cast and what looks like great acting.

  • babiche says:

    I get the impression that the people writing for online sites and the press are more having a difficult time to forget the iconic Edward Cullen than the Twifans lol.
    They keep refering to him. Take an advice from the fans: Edward is just a character and Rob is just an actor. You know, today he plays the angel, tomorrow the devil, it's just acting :)

  • Ola says:

    IS it not hard accepting Magneto(Fassbender)in man-whore role and treat him serious?Oh..He is serious 'cause he's starring in comics movies,right? Stop using this paternal tone,'cause it's ridiculous,or you think that your male critic friends will be prise you :D

  • Sparky says:

    I'm pretty sure it's not a 1985 novel.

  • angie says:

    It's not 1985 its a1885 novel

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